Michael Wanandi spends his leisure time playing golf at least once a week. The Pondok Indah Golf Course and Jagorawi Golf & Country Club are two courses he currently frequents. The Combhipar CEO said, “Golf is a sport that requires a lot of concentration but also gives me satisfaction and peace at the same time.”
When playing golf, Michael lets go of his judgment and enjoys the moment instead. He looks at the game in a different perspective to maintain his balance and composure. “I learn so many things through golf, not to mention how to live a well-balanced life.” Not only at the golf course, the father of three sons also applies this point of view in real life, juggling between work and his other personal and professional commitments. Recently, he won the Indonesia Best CEO Award 2016 by SWA Magazine.
“I come to work early in the morning and do my best not to go home late. I ask my staff to do the same and lead by example. Every Saturday, I drive the kids to school and Sunday is for church and visiting my parents as well as my 98-year-old grandmother.”
In Michael’s eyes, family is very important and always comes first. “Golf has been my passion for years. I hope when I reach 70, I could still play the game with my kids and we can share the same enthusiasm.”